News that Jaden Smith wanted to be emancipated from his parents for his 15th birthday so he could get his own place to live swept the Internet earlier this week. You can read all about the quote that set the net on fire here: Is Will Smith’s Son Jaden Divorcing His Parents?
Watch Jaden respond to the the the story that was in the “buzz” cycle.
So where did the rumor come from? And where did the Sun get the quote of the elder Smith saying, “He says, ‘Dad, I want to be emancipated.’ I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place, like ooh.”
“I think I made a joke in Tokyo,” Will said Wednesday of the emancipation misunderstanding.
The quote came in the context of the “Men in Black” actor discussing how he and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith raise their kids, which eschews punishment and embraces deciding whether actions are right. (“The rule in our house is you can do anything that you want and we don’t pull the parent card until danger is involved,” he said.) He also discussed some of the wilder side effects of that strategy, such as daughter Willow shaving her head at age 12.
Make sure you read what his mother is up to here: Jada Pinkett Smith: Who Will Love Our Daughters?
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